Kelly - Teacher #1579

Instruments:
- Piano

Services:
- Composition
- Dictation
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM
- Solfege

Languages:
- Cantonese
- English
- Mandarin

Teaching Philosophy

My goal of teaching is to help my students learn to play and love music, and become better humans. Music is spiritual. It reflects a person's inner soul. Only those who have a good heart can become a good musician. I enjoy teaching students of all age.

I learn about my student on every lesson and develop different strategies to teach according to the student's ability. I focus on different aspects of piano playing on the lesson, such as piano technique, musical thinking, emotional expression, as well as the theory, ear training and music history.

"Do not only practice art, but get at the very heart of it; this it deserves, for only art and science raise men to the God-head." - Ludwig von Beethoven

Musical Education

McGill University - Bachelor of Music (in progress)

Awards and Distinctions

Placed 3rd in Guangzhou Piano Open Competition;
Placed 2nd in HongKong-Asia Piano Open competition, Advance Chinese Repertoire group.
Placed 3rd in HongKong-Asia Piano Open Competition, Free Elective group.
Achieved Grade 8 ABRSM standing in both piano and flute.
Achieved Grade 10 Chinese musicians Association standing in piano.

Special Skills and Training

I can speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese.

Rates

30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher

Policies


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).